- those countries having currencies whose values tend to vary directly with the rise and fall of the value of the pound sterling.
Also called sterling area.
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- a group of countries that use sterling as a medium of international payments and sometimes informally as a currency against which to peg their own currencies. For these purposes they deposit sterling balances and hold gold and dollar reserves in the Bank of EnglandAlso called: sterling bloc, scheduled territories
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